then Sangers it is
then Sangers it is
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
Keeping aside - who would make the better No.3 as a pure batsman? Sangakkara or Dravid?
Barnes in this match revealed himself once more as one of the most remarkable bowlers that this country has ever produced. He has a positively wonderful command of the leg break.... His great height makes it difficult for the batsman to follow the flight of the ball. He is useful on every kind of wicket, whereas few bowlers of his pace are able to bowl on a sticky wicket. - JACK HOBBS, 'My Cricket Memories' (1924)
Looks like really a tough choice between Sanga and Dravid. I think somehow both should be included in Asia XI, therefore I stand firmly on my chosen XI.
Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.
Sanga still has a few years left in him so he can definitely end up better, but right now, imo Dravid quite easily
Last edited by Satyanash89; 31-10-2012 at 02:17 AM.
Dravid is the better batsman, especially at 3, and Sangakkara, while not quite as good as Gilly was, was a more than competent keeper.
Vijay Merchant / Virender Sehwag
Kumar Sangakkara +
Last edited by kyear2; 31-10-2012 at 10:27 AM.
Hutton* | Hobbs | Bradman | Richards^ | Tendulkar | Sobers5^ | Gilchrist+ | Khan3 | Marshall1 | Warne4^ | McGrath2
Sutcliffe | Gavaskar* | Headley | Chappell^ | Lara^ | Kallis5^ | Knott+ | Hadlee3 | Ambrose2 | Lillee1 | Muralitharan4
Greenidge | Richards^ | Ponting^ | Pollock | Hammond^ | Worrell5* | Waite+ | Akram3 | Steyn1 | Holding2 | O'Reilly4
Morris | Simpson^ | Sangakkara | Weekes^ | Border*^ | Walcott+ | Faulkner5 | Laker4 | Trueman1 | Garner3 | Donald2
From 1965 to 1975 Engineer's most common batting position was opener, and he averaged 33.
In four of those years he averaged more than 40 runs against good opposition. Therefore, we can safely say that in the safe haven of No.7 he would have averaged about the same as Sangakkara did while keeping.
Therefore - Probable similar average, attacking batsman, and a better keeper by most accounts - Engineer over Sangakkara for me. But I would still want Sangakkara in the team as the best No.3 batsman.
Last edited by watson; 31-10-2012 at 03:42 PM.
1 Sunil Gavaskar
2 Matthew Hayden
3 Viv Richards
4 Sachin Tendulkar
5 Rahul Dravid
6 Brian Lara
7 M S Dhoni
8 Anil Kumble
9 Curtly Ambrose
10 Joel Garner
Would be even stranger than Jager's if it is.
If it's a personal favourite XI - which it surely must be as it's obviously not a greatest XI - then he's at liberty to choose whoever he likes.
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